Finzens

Prospects, Active?

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale PE
Latitude 56.568
Longitude -132.9855
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Location and accuracy Wright and Wright (1908) showed 14 prospects on the heavily vegetated northeast portion of Woewodski Island; little more has been published about them since. The prospects are scattered along a belt about two miles long that extends north-northwest from near Point Lockwood on Wrangell Narrows. The coordinates are at about the center of the belt. The location of any one of the prospects is uncertain owing to the small scale and lack of detail on Wrights' map.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Although much of Woewodski Island has been staked by a succession of companies since the 1980s, there appears to be little if any work concentrated on the northeast of the island along Wrangell Narrows. The only indication of mineralization at this site is on an old, small-scale map by Wright and Wright (1908); they show 14 'X' marks scattered along a belt about two miles long with the notation 'Finzen's Prospects'. Since the main commodity of interest then was gold, it is assumed that the prospect were for gold. There is no more recent information on these prospects although Still and others (2002) collected several several stream sediment samples and rock in the vicinity for geochemical analysis. None showed significant metal values. The rocks in the vicinity are part of the Triassic Hyd Group that consists mainly of volcanic flows and breccias, argillite, and some limestone (Brew, 1997; Karl and others, 1999).
Geologic map unit (-132.987218210771, 56.5676514177355)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Although much of Woewodski Island has been staked by a succession of companies since the 1980s, there appears to be little if any work concentrated on the northeast of the island along Wrangell Narrows. The only indication of mineralization at this site is on an old, small-scale map by Wright and Wright (1908); they show 14 'X' marks scattered along a belt about two miles long with the notation 'Finzen's Prospects.' Since the main commodity of interest then was gold, it is assumed that the prospect were for gold. There is no more recent information on these prospects although Still and others (2002) collected several several stream sediment samples and rock in the vicinity for geochemical analysis.
Indication of production None
Reserve estimates None.

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